Enclaves, language, and the location choice of migrants
Empirical studies in the migration literature have shown that enclaves (networks) negatively affect the language proficiency of migrants. Most of these studies do not address the choice of location as a function of language skills. Using data on Mexican migration to the US, we show that migrants choose smaller networks as their English language proficiency improves.
Bauer, T., G. Epstein and I. Gang (2005), Enclaves, language, and the location choice of migrants. Journal of Population Economics, 18, 4, 649-662